Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Urban Jungle...and Savannah, and Arctic, and...OK, the Cincinnati Zoo

I have always loved animals (I used to rent and watch National Geographic documentaries as a child. No lie, ask my family.) and was lucky to grow up in a region that has a jewel of a zoo and botanical garden. I still love animals to this day. If you have not been in a while or have never been to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, you are doing yourself a major disfavor!

The one on the left came over and stole that leaf from the one on the right. Not a very good friend!

This Alligator Snapping Turtle was at least 5 or 6 feet long from tail to nose, I kid you not.


Works Projects (or Progress) Administration. Gotta love government investment in infrastructure and cultural amenities! They did it once, no reason not to do it again.

Anyone ever heard of or read the book Verdi by Janell Cannon?